loneliness

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lone·ly

 (lōn′lē)
adj. lone·li·er, lone·li·est
1.
a. Dejected by the awareness of being alone. See Synonyms at alone.
b. Producing such dejection: the loneliest night of the week.
2. Without others of a similar kind; lone; solitary: "a lonely band of lawyers up against the might of the American legal establishment" (Nick Kotz).
3. Unfrequented by people; desolate: a lonely crossroads.

lone′li·ly adv.
lone′li·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loneliness - the state of being alone in solitary isolationloneliness - the state of being alone in solitary isolation
isolation - a state of separation between persons or groups
2.loneliness - sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
sadness, unhappiness - emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
3.loneliness - a disposition toward being alone
friendlessness - being without friends
reclusiveness - a disposition to prefer seclusion or isolation
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
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loneliness

noun solitude, isolation, desolation, seclusion, aloneness, dreariness, solitariness, forlornness, lonesomeness, desertedness Deep down I have a fear of loneliness.
Quotations
"Alone, alone, all, all alone,"
"Alone on a wide wide sea!"
"And never a saint took pity on"
"My soul in agony" [Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Ancient Mariner]
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loneliness

noun
The quality or state of being alone:
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Translations
وِحْدَةٌوِحْدَه، عُزْلَه
samota
ensomhed
yksinäisyys
usamljenost
einmanaleiki
孤独
고독
osamelost
ensamhet
ความเหงา
sự cô đơn

loneliness

[ˈləʊnlɪnɪs] Nsoledad f
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loneliness

[ˈləʊnlinəs] nsolitude f, isolement m
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loneliness

nEinsamkeit f
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loneliness

[ˈləʊnlɪnɪs] nsolitudine f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

lone

(ləun) adjective
solitary, without companions, by itself etc. a lone figure on the beach.
ˈlonely adjective
1. lacking or wanting companionship. Aren't you lonely, living by yourself?
2. (of a place) far away from busy places, having few people. a lonely island.
ˈloneliness noun
ˈlonesome adjective
(especially American) lonely; solitary. She feels lonesome when her brothers are at school.
ˈlonesomeness noun
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loneliness

وِحْدَةٌ samota ensomhed Einsamkeit μοναξιά soledad yksinäisyys solitude usamljenost solitudine 孤独 고독 eenzaamheid ensomhet samotność solidão одиночество ensamhet ความเหงา yalnızlık sự cô đơn 孤独
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But because extroverts derive energy from social situations, they can feel low when they don't receive that stimulation, putting them at higher risk for loneliness. If you're an extrovert, have two or three "anchor" social activities scheduled throughout the week to help keep your spirits high.
In addition, older adults are at increased risk for loneliness. When they arrive at a social gathering, they may be anxious and therefore begin to drink so that their nerves are calmed.
Furthermore, considering that lonely people are generally less socially integrated than those who are not (DiTommaso & Spinner, 1997), and are unlikely to consult mental health caregivers (Evans & Dingus, 1987), it is important to detect people at risk for loneliness and then provide them with appropriate interventions, especially in light of the costs of loneliness on mental and physical health care systems.

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